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Jan
5
Thu
About Film: Discussion and Screening @ The Banshee Labyrinth
Jan 5 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
About Film: Discussion and Screening @ The Banshee Labyrinth | Scotland | United Kingdom

An Edinburgh based film club, our aim is to deliver an inclusive and fun film event that gives film enthusiast the chance to deepen their film studies knowledge. Whether you’re a complete beginner, a student, or even a film theory lecturer, we know you’ll get something out of About Film.

Every month a film is shown, followed by a discussion; this discussion is focussed on a specific film studies topic. But don’t worry, no prior knowledge is needed. Technical jargon is avoided or demystified, and a friendly atmosphere promoted, while we tackle some of the debates in film. The aim is to try and learn from each other in a mutually beneficial exchange of ideas, as opposed to simply listening to one person rabbit on. About Film is not here to give you a lecture or tell you how to think!

The events are loosely grouped together into courses. A course spans over five or six events that have both a common theme and shared learning outcomes. For example, across the Autumn/Winter 2016 course there will be a focus on issues around authorship and originality in film. There is also the ambition to run a course of About Film as a free accredited course that is open to anyone who wants to take part.

Our events are always free and un-ticketed, they take place on the first Thursday of the month and start at 7pm (typically ending at 10pm). You’ll find us in the cinema room at The Banshee Labyrinth on Niddry Street, Edinburgh.

Feb
2
Thu
About Film: Discussion and Screening @ The Banshee Labyrinth
Feb 2 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
About Film: Discussion and Screening @ The Banshee Labyrinth | Scotland | United Kingdom

An Edinburgh based film club, our aim is to deliver an inclusive and fun film event that gives film enthusiast the chance to deepen their film studies knowledge. Whether you’re a complete beginner, a student, or even a film theory lecturer, we know you’ll get something out of About Film.

Every month a film is shown, followed by a discussion; this discussion is focussed on a specific film studies topic. But don’t worry, no prior knowledge is needed. Technical jargon is avoided or demystified, and a friendly atmosphere promoted, while we tackle some of the debates in film. The aim is to try and learn from each other in a mutually beneficial exchange of ideas, as opposed to simply listening to one person rabbit on. About Film is not here to give you a lecture or tell you how to think!

The events are loosely grouped together into courses. A course spans over five or six events that have both a common theme and shared learning outcomes. For example, across the Autumn/Winter 2016 course there will be a focus on issues around authorship and originality in film. There is also the ambition to run a course of About Film as a free accredited course that is open to anyone who wants to take part.

Our events are always free and un-ticketed, they take place on the first Thursday of the month and start at 7pm (typically ending at 10pm). You’ll find us in the cinema room at The Banshee Labyrinth on Niddry Street, Edinburgh.

Mar
2
Thu
About Film: Discussion and Screening @ The Banshee Labyrinth
Mar 2 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
About Film: Discussion and Screening @ The Banshee Labyrinth | Scotland | United Kingdom

An Edinburgh based film club, our aim is to deliver an inclusive and fun film event that gives film enthusiast the chance to deepen their film studies knowledge. Whether you’re a complete beginner, a student, or even a film theory lecturer, we know you’ll get something out of About Film.

Every month a film is shown, followed by a discussion; this discussion is focussed on a specific film studies topic. But don’t worry, no prior knowledge is needed. Technical jargon is avoided or demystified, and a friendly atmosphere promoted, while we tackle some of the debates in film. The aim is to try and learn from each other in a mutually beneficial exchange of ideas, as opposed to simply listening to one person rabbit on. About Film is not here to give you a lecture or tell you how to think!

The events are loosely grouped together into courses. A course spans over five or six events that have both a common theme and shared learning outcomes. For example, across the Autumn/Winter 2016 course there will be a focus on issues around authorship and originality in film. There is also the ambition to run a course of About Film as a free accredited course that is open to anyone who wants to take part.

Our events are always free and un-ticketed, they take place on the first Thursday of the month and start at 7pm (typically ending at 10pm). You’ll find us in the cinema room at The Banshee Labyrinth on Niddry Street, Edinburgh.

Apr
6
Thu
About Film: Discussion and Screening @ The Banshee Labyrinth
Apr 6 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
About Film: Discussion and Screening @ The Banshee Labyrinth | Scotland | United Kingdom

An Edinburgh based film club, our aim is to deliver an inclusive and fun film event that gives film enthusiast the chance to deepen their film studies knowledge. Whether you’re a complete beginner, a student, or even a film theory lecturer, we know you’ll get something out of About Film.

Every month a film is shown, followed by a discussion; this discussion is focussed on a specific film studies topic. But don’t worry, no prior knowledge is needed. Technical jargon is avoided or demystified, and a friendly atmosphere promoted, while we tackle some of the debates in film. The aim is to try and learn from each other in a mutually beneficial exchange of ideas, as opposed to simply listening to one person rabbit on. About Film is not here to give you a lecture or tell you how to think!

The events are loosely grouped together into courses. A course spans over five or six events that have both a common theme and shared learning outcomes. For example, across the Autumn/Winter 2016 course there will be a focus on issues around authorship and originality in film. There is also the ambition to run a course of About Film as a free accredited course that is open to anyone who wants to take part.

Our events are always free and un-ticketed, they take place on the first Thursday of the month and start at 7pm (typically ending at 10pm). You’ll find us in the cinema room at The Banshee Labyrinth on Niddry Street, Edinburgh.

May
4
Thu
About Film: Discussion and Screening @ The Banshee Labyrinth
May 4 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
About Film: Discussion and Screening @ The Banshee Labyrinth | Scotland | United Kingdom

An Edinburgh based film club, our aim is to deliver an inclusive and fun film event that gives film enthusiast the chance to deepen their film studies knowledge. Whether you’re a complete beginner, a student, or even a film theory lecturer, we know you’ll get something out of About Film.

Every month a film is shown, followed by a discussion; this discussion is focussed on a specific film studies topic. But don’t worry, no prior knowledge is needed. Technical jargon is avoided or demystified, and a friendly atmosphere promoted, while we tackle some of the debates in film. The aim is to try and learn from each other in a mutually beneficial exchange of ideas, as opposed to simply listening to one person rabbit on. About Film is not here to give you a lecture or tell you how to think!

The events are loosely grouped together into courses. A course spans over five or six events that have both a common theme and shared learning outcomes. For example, across the Autumn/Winter 2016 course there will be a focus on issues around authorship and originality in film. There is also the ambition to run a course of About Film as a free accredited course that is open to anyone who wants to take part.

Our events are always free and un-ticketed, they take place on the first Thursday of the month and start at 7pm (typically ending at 10pm). You’ll find us in the cinema room at The Banshee Labyrinth on Niddry Street, Edinburgh.

Jun
1
Thu
About Film: Discussion and Screening @ The Banshee Labyrinth
Jun 1 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
About Film: Discussion and Screening @ The Banshee Labyrinth | Scotland | United Kingdom

An Edinburgh based film club, our aim is to deliver an inclusive and fun film event that gives film enthusiast the chance to deepen their film studies knowledge. Whether you’re a complete beginner, a student, or even a film theory lecturer, we know you’ll get something out of About Film.

Every month a film is shown, followed by a discussion; this discussion is focussed on a specific film studies topic. But don’t worry, no prior knowledge is needed. Technical jargon is avoided or demystified, and a friendly atmosphere promoted, while we tackle some of the debates in film. The aim is to try and learn from each other in a mutually beneficial exchange of ideas, as opposed to simply listening to one person rabbit on. About Film is not here to give you a lecture or tell you how to think!

The events are loosely grouped together into courses. A course spans over five or six events that have both a common theme and shared learning outcomes. For example, across the Autumn/Winter 2016 course there will be a focus on issues around authorship and originality in film. There is also the ambition to run a course of About Film as a free accredited course that is open to anyone who wants to take part.

Our events are always free and un-ticketed, they take place on the first Thursday of the month and start at 7pm (typically ending at 10pm). You’ll find us in the cinema room at The Banshee Labyrinth on Niddry Street, Edinburgh.

Jul
6
Thu
About Film: Discussion and Screening @ The Banshee Labyrinth
Jul 6 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
About Film: Discussion and Screening @ The Banshee Labyrinth | Scotland | United Kingdom

An Edinburgh based film club, our aim is to deliver an inclusive and fun film event that gives film enthusiast the chance to deepen their film studies knowledge. Whether you’re a complete beginner, a student, or even a film theory lecturer, we know you’ll get something out of About Film.

Every month a film is shown, followed by a discussion; this discussion is focussed on a specific film studies topic. But don’t worry, no prior knowledge is needed. Technical jargon is avoided or demystified, and a friendly atmosphere promoted, while we tackle some of the debates in film. The aim is to try and learn from each other in a mutually beneficial exchange of ideas, as opposed to simply listening to one person rabbit on. About Film is not here to give you a lecture or tell you how to think!

The events are loosely grouped together into courses. A course spans over five or six events that have both a common theme and shared learning outcomes. For example, across the Autumn/Winter 2016 course there will be a focus on issues around authorship and originality in film. There is also the ambition to run a course of About Film as a free accredited course that is open to anyone who wants to take part.

Our events are always free and un-ticketed, they take place on the first Thursday of the month and start at 7pm (typically ending at 10pm). You’ll find us in the cinema room at The Banshee Labyrinth on Niddry Street, Edinburgh.

Aug
3
Thu
About Film: Discussion and Screening @ The Banshee Labyrinth
Aug 3 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
About Film: Discussion and Screening @ The Banshee Labyrinth | Scotland | United Kingdom

An Edinburgh based film club, our aim is to deliver an inclusive and fun film event that gives film enthusiast the chance to deepen their film studies knowledge. Whether you’re a complete beginner, a student, or even a film theory lecturer, we know you’ll get something out of About Film.

Every month a film is shown, followed by a discussion; this discussion is focussed on a specific film studies topic. But don’t worry, no prior knowledge is needed. Technical jargon is avoided or demystified, and a friendly atmosphere promoted, while we tackle some of the debates in film. The aim is to try and learn from each other in a mutually beneficial exchange of ideas, as opposed to simply listening to one person rabbit on. About Film is not here to give you a lecture or tell you how to think!

The events are loosely grouped together into courses. A course spans over five or six events that have both a common theme and shared learning outcomes. For example, across the Autumn/Winter 2016 course there will be a focus on issues around authorship and originality in film. There is also the ambition to run a course of About Film as a free accredited course that is open to anyone who wants to take part.

Our events are always free and un-ticketed, they take place on the first Thursday of the month and start at 7pm (typically ending at 10pm). You’ll find us in the cinema room at The Banshee Labyrinth on Niddry Street, Edinburgh.

Sep
7
Thu
About Film: Discussion and Screening @ The Banshee Labyrinth
Sep 7 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
About Film: Discussion and Screening @ The Banshee Labyrinth | Scotland | United Kingdom

An Edinburgh based film club, our aim is to deliver an inclusive and fun film event that gives film enthusiast the chance to deepen their film studies knowledge. Whether you’re a complete beginner, a student, or even a film theory lecturer, we know you’ll get something out of About Film.

Every month a film is shown, followed by a discussion; this discussion is focussed on a specific film studies topic. But don’t worry, no prior knowledge is needed. Technical jargon is avoided or demystified, and a friendly atmosphere promoted, while we tackle some of the debates in film. The aim is to try and learn from each other in a mutually beneficial exchange of ideas, as opposed to simply listening to one person rabbit on. About Film is not here to give you a lecture or tell you how to think!

The events are loosely grouped together into courses. A course spans over five or six events that have both a common theme and shared learning outcomes. For example, across the Autumn/Winter 2016 course there will be a focus on issues around authorship and originality in film. There is also the ambition to run a course of About Film as a free accredited course that is open to anyone who wants to take part.

Our events are always free and un-ticketed, they take place on the first Thursday of the month and start at 7pm (typically ending at 10pm). You’ll find us in the cinema room at The Banshee Labyrinth on Niddry Street, Edinburgh.

Oct
5
Thu
About Film: Discussion and Screening @ The Banshee Labyrinth
Oct 5 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
About Film: Discussion and Screening @ The Banshee Labyrinth | Scotland | United Kingdom

An Edinburgh based film club, our aim is to deliver an inclusive and fun film event that gives film enthusiast the chance to deepen their film studies knowledge. Whether you’re a complete beginner, a student, or even a film theory lecturer, we know you’ll get something out of About Film.

Every month a film is shown, followed by a discussion; this discussion is focussed on a specific film studies topic. But don’t worry, no prior knowledge is needed. Technical jargon is avoided or demystified, and a friendly atmosphere promoted, while we tackle some of the debates in film. The aim is to try and learn from each other in a mutually beneficial exchange of ideas, as opposed to simply listening to one person rabbit on. About Film is not here to give you a lecture or tell you how to think!

The events are loosely grouped together into courses. A course spans over five or six events that have both a common theme and shared learning outcomes. For example, across the Autumn/Winter 2016 course there will be a focus on issues around authorship and originality in film. There is also the ambition to run a course of About Film as a free accredited course that is open to anyone who wants to take part.

Our events are always free and un-ticketed, they take place on the first Thursday of the month and start at 7pm (typically ending at 10pm). You’ll find us in the cinema room at The Banshee Labyrinth on Niddry Street, Edinburgh.

Nov
2
Thu
About Film: Discussion and Screening @ The Banshee Labyrinth
Nov 2 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
About Film: Discussion and Screening @ The Banshee Labyrinth | Scotland | United Kingdom

An Edinburgh based film club, our aim is to deliver an inclusive and fun film event that gives film enthusiast the chance to deepen their film studies knowledge. Whether you’re a complete beginner, a student, or even a film theory lecturer, we know you’ll get something out of About Film.

Every month a film is shown, followed by a discussion; this discussion is focussed on a specific film studies topic. But don’t worry, no prior knowledge is needed. Technical jargon is avoided or demystified, and a friendly atmosphere promoted, while we tackle some of the debates in film. The aim is to try and learn from each other in a mutually beneficial exchange of ideas, as opposed to simply listening to one person rabbit on. About Film is not here to give you a lecture or tell you how to think!

The events are loosely grouped together into courses. A course spans over five or six events that have both a common theme and shared learning outcomes. For example, across the Autumn/Winter 2016 course there will be a focus on issues around authorship and originality in film. There is also the ambition to run a course of About Film as a free accredited course that is open to anyone who wants to take part.

Our events are always free and un-ticketed, they take place on the first Thursday of the month and start at 7pm (typically ending at 10pm). You’ll find us in the cinema room at The Banshee Labyrinth on Niddry Street, Edinburgh.

Apr
3
Wed
Ragged University: Betting on Famine; Why The World Still Goes Hungry by Alex Dunedin @ Gulliver’s
Apr 3 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Ragged University: Betting on Famine; Why The World Still Goes Hungry by Alex Dunedin @ Gulliver’s

Come along to Gulliver’s (109 Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 1LW) at 7pm to listen to Alex ’s talk. Share a crust of bread, and hear the reflections he has to share…

 

Betting on Famine; Why The World Still Goes Hungry by Alex Dunedin

Jean Ziegler said in an interview with Gilles Toussaint: “There are more and more people who understand that hunger is man-made, that we live in a cannibal world-order maintained by multinational companies and their mercenary organizations, that is, the International Monetary Fund, the World Trade Organization and the World Bank” – Jean Ziegler: “L’ordre cannibale du monde” Gilles Toussaint Publié le samedi 15 octobre 2011

In an interview with Philipp Löpfe for the Swiss national paper Tages-Anzeiger he said: “According to the World Food Organization, there is enough food on the planet for 12 billion people. If people still starve today, it’s an organized crime, a mass murder. Every five seconds a child under the age of ten starves to death and one billion people are permanently severely malnourished”

These quotes from the former United Nations special rapporteur to the Right to Food highlight the reality of human made famine. In this talk I am going to go through some of the research which he has published in his book ‘Betting on Famine; Why the world still goes hungry’ supplementing it with other information with the aim to have a conversation after the talk.

The way the stockmarket and multinational corporations are operating today is no doubt pathological. Understanding just how this form of finance functions in our world allows us to formulate how we respond to the problems which we are presented with. There are complexities which just are not spoken about like the role which pension funds play in the proliferation of scarcity as they are invested on our behalves in whatever returns dividends for the pension holder.

At the same time we are faced with a never ending series of charities and ‘voluntourism’ organisations which speak to us of helping underdeveloped nations in hard times. Which of these charities are also pressing for the lifting of economic restrictions on these ‘underdeveloped nations’ ? When organisations such as the International Monetary Fund, the World Trade Organization, the World Bank and multinational corporations are causing the hard times, what should be done ?

Come along listen and take part in the discussion